It’s time for Addu people to say no to Nasheed & MDP: Maleeh

Minister of Communication Science and Technology Mohamed Maleeh Jamaal | Photo: Majlis

Malé, Maldives – Former Minister of Communication, Science and Technology Mohamed Maleeh Jamaal has said that people of Addu City should say no to Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) and its president, Speaker of Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed.

Maleeh, who has been highly outspoken against the Speaker of Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed after his removal from his position as Communications Minister, said this in a tweet he posted saying that Speaker Nasheed had double crossed one of his closest political allies, Hithadhoo north constituency MP, Mohamed Aslam when he ran for the speaker of parliament in 2019.

In the tweet, Maleeh said that Aslam was not given the position of speaker of parliament and neither the leader of the parliamentary group position even though he was among one of the few capable parliamentarians and a proud Addu person.

Maleeh, who was removed from his position in a no-confidence vote taken by parliament on March 1, 2021 had most recently left his party, Jumhoory Party and was seen attending an opposition coalitions event.

The Parliament of Maldives voted to remove the Minister of Communications and Technology Maleeh Jamal from his office on March 1st with with 59 votes. 

While this is the first time a Minister of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s administration was removed from office by a Parliamentary no confidence vote, only one MP voted in favour of Maleeh with four members abstaining from voting.

While debating regarding the no confidence motion submitted at the Parliament Maleeh, some members of the Opposition party had shown their support to Maleeh and noted that Maleeh would not be treated this way in a coalition government and they they have complete trust in Minister Maleeh.

Maleeh’s capability as the Communications and Technology Minister have been questioned by many members of the public on multiple occasions, especially due to the issues pertaining to the internet services and prices of the Maldives.